On Thursday, officials from the mayor’s office will be leading a meeting at 12th Avenue Arts to discuss the recommendations of the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda Committee and gather feedback on the proposals. The meeting comes at the request of the Capitol Hill Community Council, which is hosting the event starting at 6:30 PM.
Welcome & Introductions
HALA Background & Info
Q & A
Small Groups/Feedback Gathering
We will be joined by Emily Alvarado and Leslie Price of the Mayor’s office, as well as Nicole from DESC (we are still working on more folks!)
In order to meet his call to create 20,000 affordable units over the next decade, Murray convened his affordability panel earlier this year.
Murray and the HALA committee unveiled their 60+ recommendation plan in July, which included requirements to build affordable units in new developments and a fee on commercial development to fund more affordable housing. One provision that would’ve allowed for more backyard cottages and accessory dwelling units in single family home zones drew a considerable amount of criticism (and hyperbole), causing Murray to drop it from the plan. Continue reading